Additional Reasons to Go Green
GreenEarthEquities specialized in utilizing Capitalism and Free Market Economy to make Energy Wise Residential Remodeling fun and profitable. Even so, when the process is streamlined, incentives and rebates can increase funding for energy retrofits as well as your project’s bottom line.
Given the restrictions of bureaucracy, many have found the red tape of paperwork, unnecessary testing and waisted effort to be counter productive to energy and cost savings. Even so, there are programs available where for a modest expenditure of time and money substantial gains can be realized.
Jack Frost, GEE’s Financial blog columnist, provides continual insight into the world of Energy Wise Investment. Ever on the lookout for Green incentives and rebates, his posts contain a wealth of information and advice on which programs are and aren’t worth time pursuing.
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Getting Organized Part 2 Filing, Backups & Spreadsheet Tips Last week we took advantage of Dave's river cruising in Turkey to discuss some of the best tools in our time-task management tool box in regards to hardware, programs and apps for computers and portable devices (click here to view). As Dave continues cruising his way to Vienna, tonight we'll continue the Getting Organized series focusing on filing, backups and spreadsheets: Filing: Neat Receipts (receipts and documents). Backups: On and off site backups. Best uses for Clouds, Photo-Bucket and Drop Box including uploading and sharing large files. Regarding Spreadsheets we'll be looking at creating tools for tracking...Continue Reading!
Including “Wow” and “Energy-Efficient” Improvements on “foreclosed” homes can “increase” investor ROI’s.
"Wow" and "Energy-Efficient" Improvements Improvements on "foreclosed" homes can "increase" investor ROI's Lipstick flippers are leaving profits on the table and missing a golden opportunity to leverage current bargains on foreclosed properties and the opportunity to improve the energy-efficiency and comfort for future homeowners and renters. Investors "typically" use all cash to acquire foreclosed homes and generally limit improvements to the minimum required to expedite a flip transaction to a subsequent owner. Annualized ROI's are based on the total amount of capital and the time required to complete the "flip" transaction. The lower the cost and the shorter the completion cycle the higher the ROI. Dave Robinson and Green Earth Equities have created a better mouse trap and Investors are beginning to...Continue Reading!
The SAVE Act Gathers Broad-based Support In today's heated Washington, DC environment, it's not often that groups like the Center for American Progress and the Chamber of Commerce are on the same page. But that's what is happening with the "SAVE" Act (Sensible Accounting to Value Energy), which could be a key long-term driver of growth in energy efficiency retrofits. The bill would mandate federal loan agencies to take into account projected energy costs when financing home loans. Efficiency First is part of a large coalition in support of the bill. The “Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act,” or SAVE Act, which is...Continue Reading!
Let's say, for example, that you are concerned about Climate Change, Peak Oil, Resource Conservation, and buying less from people who are convinced that America is The Great Satan ... All of that. And with the arrival of your second child, the apartment just isn't working anymore ... It's time to buy your first home. Here's how that might sound You: I'm pre qualified, I found a Realtor & it's time to go shopping. I'm hoping to find it all, More space for the kids, A modern kitchen, and Energy Efficiency to help the planet - and my Utility...Continue Reading!
When's the best time to sell your Green Renovation? ASAP of course. I was surprised when i counted them up, We've sold 6 of our first 12 Green Renovations before they were finished. (The project on Scott Avenue that we've been talking about & showing on the Tuesday Webinars has been sold during the whole process.) These pre-sales have been a real blessing ... But now we're moving to the next level ... Selling them before we even buy them. We are prototyping the process right now and of course we share everything we learn right here...Continue Reading!
As you know, the methods used here at GreenEarthEquities, require no government funding, stimulus or otherwise, no utility programs, and no tax breaks to operate profitably. So I haven't paid much attention to those programs as they have been developing. But last week I heard two comments that caught my attention: One came from a program manager who said, "You've heard of money with strings attached? This money doesn't have strings, It has iron re-bar and concrete controls attached...." Wow! What can you say about that? Probably the result of consultancy and bureaucracy gone wild? Definitely didn't make me...Continue Reading!
As you know, there is a flood of Federal Money descending on cities everywhere and very few are equipped to WISELY go out and spend all that money. Unfortunately, a lot of what gets cobbled together will be the result of who had the best salesman or lobbyist, or simply who got there first. Like Von Bismark is reported to have said, "to retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making." I just learned of one such program being offered in Sacramento, The Vacant Properties Program, which uses Neighborhood Stabilization Funding. The program: Targets...Continue Reading!